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Interdepartmental Graduate Concentration in Central and Eastern European Studies

The interdepartmental graduate concentration in Central and Eastern European Studies is an option for graduate students in the sponsoring departments to take in addition to their regular course of departmental study.

Given the recent changes in Europe and Russia, the concentration allows students to explore the historical and cultural background to many contemporary issues whether political, aesthetic, linguistic, or social within “the new Europe.”

Courses are taught in English.

Eligible Programs Heading link

The CEES concentration is awarded in conjunction with completion of one of the following degrees.
Graduate Program Level
Art History MA and PhD
English MA and PhD
Germanic Studies MA and PhD
History MA and PhD
Teaching of History MAT
Polish, Russian, and Central and Eastern European Studies MA and Phd

Declaration and Advising Heading link

A student earning a graduate degree in one of the above programs may complement their course work by enrolling in a concentration in Central and Eastern European Studies (CEES) after consulting with their graduate advisor.  Students pursuing this concentration must obtain approval from a CEES graduate faculty member, preferably within the department of the degree. This faculty member will then serve as the student’s advisor and must approve the student’s CEES course of study.

Requirements Heading link

The CEES Concentration requires four courses (16 hours):

  • CEES 400
  • 3 additional courses (12 hours), one of which must be taken outside the student’s home department, chosen with the approval of the student’s respective advisor of graduate studies, from the following areas:

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